Posts Tagged ‘sitcom’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE(S) REVIEW: “New Girl”

  NEW GIRL:  Tuesday 9PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  In an apartment with four very strange inhabitants:  Jess (Zooey Deschanel) of the title, who does have her magic pixie dream girl moments but enough issues and grit of he...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE WATCH; “The League”

> WARNING:  If You Watch THE LEAGUE For Its Plot Revelations(?), Spoilers Below THE LEAGUE is no longer the best sitcom on TV that no one’s ever heard of.  The show has become consistently, increasingly popular,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Evil Abed Wins After All

  The word, the buzz, the gossip were all true:  COMMUNITY was renewed for a 4th season, but Dan Harmon has been kicked off the show as its Executive Producer/Showrunner.  (He’ll still be credited as some variation...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PICK-UP PARADE: ABC’s “The Neighbors” and “Scandal” Owe Thanks to NBC

  ABC should send a nice thank-you note to NBC, because the marginal but sufficient success of THE NEIGHBORS and SCANDAL, both of which received full-season 22 episode orders today, is directly due to the weakness of the P...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Happy Endings”

> It’s not all that unusual for a situation comedy to change directions in the midst of its initial season and emerge a different, and better, show:  The Office and Parks & Recreation both took that journey (the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Suburgatory”

  When SUBURGATORY went on the air last season, it had a clear vision:  as the title suggests, it was a light but acerbic satire about the perils of living a few too many miles from New York City, reflected through the ga...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Help Wanted”

>   See A Word About Busted Pilots We’ve gotten this far without using the word “ghastly” to describe any of the busted pilots from this year’s development season, but that streak is about to end.&n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: FOX’s Turn

    NBC and FOX kick off next week’s parade of network Upfronts on Monday, and now FOX has joined NBC in releasing the titles of at least some of its 2012/13 season pick-ups.  Unlike NBC, which has dribbled out...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Animal Practice”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – ABC’s “Trophy Wife”

  Read All Our Fall Pilot Reports here. TROPHY WIFE:  Tuesday 9:30PM on ABC – If Nothing Else is On… If you like your comedy innocuous, TROPHY WIFE may fit the bill.  The title is ironic:  although Kate (Mal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Work It”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Don’t Trust the B___ In Apt 23”

  In its short (7 episode) first season, DON’T TRUST THE B___ IN APT 23 hasn’t yet proven itself the equal of Happy Endings, the show it replaced in ABC’s prime post-Modern Family timeslot.  However, the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Up All Night”

> Some shows find their creative voices during the course of their first season–but even after a super-sized order of 24 episodes that ended last night, UP ALL NIGHT is still floundering. On paper, Up All Night seemed to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – “Save Me”

  SAVE ME:  Thursday 8PM on NBC – Change the Channel Note:  This review was originally written after last year’s Upfronts, before it was known that SAVE ME would be held by NBC until the summer.  It’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: ‘Parks & Recreation”

  Like the famous tortoise, PARKS & RECREATION has hung in there long enough to become the highest-rated (all-but-certainly) returning sitcom on NBC’s air.  That is, admittedly, a low bar, but it’s still a...
by Mitch Salem